Thrilling and masterfully portrayed. Hopkins shines despite his brief screen appearances as the charismatic cannibal. Ted Levine plays Buffalo Bill with all of the creepiness of Ed Gein.
Cons: Take or leave Jodie Foster, this is about the minds of murderers.
Every episode is self-contained, somewhat offensive, and amazingly funny. Some have complained that it gets worse over time, but I find it has just taken on a new, funnier life since Season 6.
Cons: Go to a college campus. Every guy quotes South Park and Family Guy endlessly. I should know, I was among them.